State Officials and Passamaquoddy Tribe Make Progress in Elver Debate 

Members of the Passamaquoddy tribe may be closer to resolving a standoff with state officials over eel fishing.The tribe is accused of jeopardizing the elver population by issuing more than 500 permits to catch the baby eels.State law allows only 200 permits.Both sides met in Augusta on Wednesday. They called the meeting productive and say common ground has been found.The Passamaquoddys claim their catch limits and rules do a better job protecting the species than state law does.